Antal Berkes (Hungarian, 1874–1938)

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Antal Berkes (Hungarian, 1874–1938)

A Winter Evening, Charles Bridge, Prague

Oil on Board

  • Signed lower left.
  • Painting - 50cm x 72cm
  • Frame - 76cm x 97cm 

Notes

A superb example of the work of important Hungarian artist Antal Berkes depicting a scene on Charles Bridge in Prague.  Signed lower left.

Condition

In very fine condition.  The original board laid onto later board.  Clean and attractive.  The frame with losses and re-touching apparent.

Artist Information

Antal Berkes was a Hungarian painter, born in Budapest, Hungary. He lived in Paris for some time and produced cityscapes there as well as similar street scenes of Budapest and Vienna.  Berkes studied at The Academy of Fine Arts between 1889 and 1894 in Budapest, Hungary.  He first started painting landscapes, and later changed to painting street scenes of Budapest. His popularity and sales increased so he started "mass producing" many of his works, meeting the requirements of the art dealers of his age. His work went through light and dark periods as he experimented with light. His paintings were showcased at the Ottó Herman Museum in the exhibition entitled "Paris through the eyes of a Hungarian". The display was organized by the RadaR - European Contemporary Art Association. The exhibition was accompanied by the Miskolc Opera Festival entitled Bartok + Paris 2007.